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{{Quote|The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form.  During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.
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The committee has several courses of action it can take:
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* amend the bill;
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* combine two or more bills under one file number;
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* recommend a bill to pass as introduced;
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* recommend it be passed as amended;
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* send it to another committee for consideration;
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* vote not to approve the bill; or
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* table it, which in essence delays action.<ref>[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/leginfo/Committees.pdf ''Minnesota House of Representatives'', "Committees," July 9, 2013. Accessed January 29, 2014]</ref>}}
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{{Quote|Each annual session, the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration may designate a date after which a House File may not be introduced during that annual session, unless approved for introduction by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. The date must be at least 14 calendar days after the Committee acts under this paragraph, but no earlier than May 1 of each annual session.<ref>[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/110.htm ''Minnesota House of Representatives'', "Permanent Rules of the House 2013-2014," February 11, 2013. Accessed January 29, 2014] Rule 1.10</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|Each annual session, the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration may designate a date after which a House File may not be introduced during that annual session, unless approved for introduction by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. The date must be at least 14 calendar days after the Committee acts under this paragraph, but no earlier than May 1 of each annual session.<ref>[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/110.htm ''Minnesota House of Representatives'', "Permanent Rules of the House 2013-2014," February 11, 2013. Accessed January 29, 2014] Rule 1.10</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|A bill that has received its second reading may be placed on the Calendar for the Day by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration or by order of the House upon the motion of a member as provided in this Rule.
 
{{Quote|A bill that has received its second reading may be placed on the Calendar for the Day by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration or by order of the House upon the motion of a member as provided in this Rule.

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Senate Committees

The Rules and Legislative Administration Committee is a standing committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Function

The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form. During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.

The committee has several courses of action it can take:

  • amend the bill;
  • combine two or more bills under one file number;
  • recommend a bill to pass as introduced;
  • recommend it be passed as amended;
  • send it to another committee for consideration;
  • vote not to approve the bill; or
  • table it, which in essence delays action.[1][2]
Each annual session, the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration may designate a date after which a House File may not be introduced during that annual session, unless approved for introduction by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. The date must be at least 14 calendar days after the Committee acts under this paragraph, but no earlier than May 1 of each annual session.[3][2]
A bill that has received its second reading may be placed on the Calendar for the Day by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration or by order of the House upon the motion of a member as provided in this Rule.

The Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration must designate the bills that are to be on the Calendar for the Day. During regular session, the Committee must designate the bills by 5:00 p.m. the day before the day that the bills are to be on the Calendar, except that the Committee may designate the bills at any time after a day specified by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.[4][2]

A bill or amendment that proposes to have a memorial placed in the Capitol area must be referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.[5][2]
A House or Senate bill that proposes a constitutional amendment must be referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration before it receives its second reading. When reporting such a bill, a committee or division, other than the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, must recommend re-referral to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.[6][2]
The [biennial] budget must be approved by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration before it is submitted to the State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs Committee.[7][2]
The Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration must establish a budget for each standing committee and division of the House for expenses incurred by the committee or division, its members, and its staff in conducting its legislative business.[8][2]
The Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration must designate the position of and appoint each employee of the House and set the compensation of each officer and employee.... The Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration must establish the procedure for filling employment vacancies when the Legislature is not in session.[9][2]
The Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, after receiving the recommendation of the Committee on Ethics, must establish and maintain a code of conduct for members, officers and employees of the House.[10][2]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Rules and Legislative Administration Members, 2013
Democratic members (16)Republican members (12)
Erin Murphy, ChairKurt Daudt
John Benson, Vice-chairTony Albright
Lyndon CarlsonSarah Anderson
Ron ErhardtMatt Dean
Rick HansenJoe Hoppe
Debra HilstromTim Kelly
Melissa HortmanJenifer Loon
Sheldon JohnsonJoyce Peppin
Ann LenczewskiTim Sanders
John LeschPaul Torkelson
Leon LillieKelby Woodard
Carly MelinKurt Zellers
Kim Norton
Gene Pelowski, Jr.
John Persell
John Ward

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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